Repurposed Thrift Store Items Make Garden Whimsies with Mary Mirabal. Flea market style gardening with thrift store items is something Mary enjoys with her whimsies stealing the show.
Mary says, A passion for repurposing thrift store “treasures” is what my garden whimsies are all about. They’re the added “bling” every garden deserves. It gives me great joy to transform “found” pieces into unique, upcycled, one of a kind art for your garden.
No matter what your garden style from formal, eclectic to cottage, a garden whimsy is the perfect garden accessory. My designs include: Garden totems, centerpieces, garden stakes, plate flowers, candlesticks and wind chimes. Each garden whimsy is truly a one of a kind design. No two are identical and designs cannot be duplicated. This way you are assured of having a unique piece of garden art that no one else will have.
Woven rusted iron birds chirping happily at the studio of June Delugas Interiors in Winston Salem, NC. I was at June’s shop today taking some photos of her shabby chic and flea market items. I thought you might like to see some of the items she has for retail. June is a premiere interior decorator and friend of mine. She has old chandeliers, garden statues, garden art, vases, prints, and fabrics— in that flea market style we love so much. I’ll go back often to share what’s new. Here’s a slideshow from today’s visit. Use the link above to contact June if you see something you’d like to have in your garden or sunroom.
Wondering if you’ve seen this clever technique I came up with to use old antique vintage bottles as flower vases. I added a twist. They are etched and stenciled to give them lots more character. You can find etching kits at a hobby stores. On the far right, I’ve used some wallpaper stencils left over from another home we owned. The other three bottles have scrapbook stencils applied. Have you done anything like this? My son found these bottles at an old homesite. He was doing some weeding for the neighborhood cleanup and said–hey–my mom would love these! I do. I like using gingham, twine, and satin for the bows. Those are dried hydrangea blooms from my garden.
Or use seed pods!
This is a dried lace cap hydrangea
I use cider bottles too. These are my dried ‘Incrediball’ hydrangea blooms
Love the look of this black tree on clear glass–and then the contrast of the green hydrangea bloom–topped of with a black and white bow–this is my favorite.